|United States Patent||6,033,382|
|Basta||March 7, 2000|
A composite catheter stabilizing device, a catheter assembly including such a stabilizing device and a device for removing a catheter assembly are provided. The stabilizing device includes a cuff having a first and second edge which is configured to be positioned around a catheter. The device further includes a first and second end piece. The first and second end pieces have internal surfaces defining tubular openings which extend through the end pieces. The first and second end pieces are tapered from first sides which abut the edges of the cuff to second sides and the second sides of the end pieces are configured for receiving a catheter in facing engagement. The device for removing a catheter assembly includes a handle and a head having an external gripping surface which is sized for inserting into a lumen of a catheter assembly having a tissue ingrowth cuff for gripping an internal surface of the catheter assembly within the cuff and dislodging the cuff from surrounding tissue.
|Inventors:||Basta; Michael Ignazio (Kulpsville, PA)|
Medical Components, Inc.
|Filed:||May 13, 1998|
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|Current U.S. Class:||604/104 ; 604/174; 604/175; 604/523; 604/93.01|
|Current International Class:||A61M 25/02 (20060101); A61M 25/04 (20060101); A61M 25/00 (20060101); A61M 029/00 ()|
|Field of Search:||604/175,265,93,174,264,269,280,43,96,282,101,102,27,28,29,104,523|
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